Ethical. Sustainable. Healthy.


We are currently closed for the summer break

Thank you for all of your support in 2023. We hope you have a fun filled break! Realfoods will reopen onTuesday, 6 February 2024.

Realfoods Cafe

We are a social enterprise cafe run by staff and student volunteers of RUSU. We focus on sustainability and providing ethical, plant-based & healthy food options and fair trade, specialty coffee. We specialise in catering to diverse dietary requirements including: gluten free, vegan, dairy free and halal friendly. Located at the bustling RMIT City Campus, providing a restful spot to have a break and enjoy your coffee.


Monday to Thursday, 9.00am – 3.30pm
Currently closed. Will reopen 06/02/24

Weekly Offers

We offer a range of affordable food options, ensuring that students have access to delicious meals without breaking the bank.

10% Discount

Want a discount every day of the week? As a RUSU member you get 10% off food and drink
(some exclusions apply). Just show your membership sticker.  

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$6 Mondays

Meat-free Meal / Selected meal of the day
(no further discounts apply)

$6 Tuesdays

Tasty Toasties / $7 Vegan Toasties
(no further discounts apply)


We offer a range of affordable food options, ensuring that students have access to delicious meals without breaking the bank.

  • Selection of toasties (vegan, vegetarian & gf available), $7.00 - $13.00
  • Curries of the day served with rice (vegan & gf), $9.00
  • Hearty salad of the day, $9.00
  • Soup of the day - coming soon



  • Regular coffee, $4.20
  • Large coffee, $5.00
  • Add alternative milks, $0.50
  • Vegan sticky chai, $5.30 large only
  • Matcha latte, $4.70 small, $5.30 large


  • Organic bottled juices (ALMIGHTY), $4.50
  • Organic sparkling flavoured waters (ALMIGHTY), $4.00
  • Sparkling coconut water (Bonsoy), $4.00
  • Sparkling watermelon coconut water (Bonsoy), $4.00

Snacks & Sweets
  • Banana bread, $5
  • Fruit toast, $5
  • House-made peanut butter chocolate cups (vegan / gf), $3.5

Nine Bakery is a completely gluten free and vegan bakery in Melbourne, all treats below are coeliac friendly and are kept in a separate display cabinet.

  • Assorted Muffins, $5.00
  • Dark fudge brownies, $5.00
  • Carrot cake, $6.00
  • Sea salt dark choc cookies, $4.50
  • Chocolate chip cookies, $4.50


At Realfoods, we believe that even small changes can have a positive impact on the environment and our well-being. As a business and volunteer program, our focus is on educating students, staff, and customers about how they can make a difference.


Our volunteers are the backbone of what we do and if you’re looking for a new challenge, to pick up some life skills  and professional experience while making new friends become a Realfoods volunteer. You don’t need any experience, we’ll give you all the training you need. We even have specific kitchen skills opportunities if you’re more interested in learning more about commercial food preparation. 

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Catering is available upon request. We look forward to helping you with your event with our delicious, healthy and sustainable food. To discuss your catering requirements please email

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Coffee and Meal Cards

We offer printed coffee and meal cards that are great for student and staff rewards and recognition! For bulk orders: the card can be designed to match your campaign / include a message or logo. The card provides ONE REGULAR sized hot drink or the choice of ONE MEAL (Curry/dahl & rice, toastie, pie, salad or wrap). 

Coffee Cards: 1 – 50 cards ($4.20 per card), 50 – 100 cards ($4.00 per card), 100+ cards ($3.50 per card)
Meal Cards: $9.00 per card (Curry/dahl & rice, toastie, pie, salad or wrap)

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